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Daybill Poster.Rocky II is a 1979 American film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the sequel to the 1976 film Rocky, and was the last installment in the film series that was distributed solely by United Artists.Stallone, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, Burt Young and Talia Shire reprised their original roles.The story development of involving Rocky surprising Apollo Creed by switching to fighting right-handed was not in the original script and only came about because of an accident onset. While getting in shape for the film, Stallone ripped his left pectoral muscle during a bench-pressing contest with bodybuilder Franco Columbu and needed surgery. Therefore, he could not fight with his left hand. Another interesting storyline development was the film's ending fight sequence. This posed a challenge because at the time Talia Shire was busy making the drama ‘Old Boyfriends’ and couldn't be on the set. So Stallone came up with the idea of having her watch the fight from home because of the new baby in the story. Adrian's scenes were filmed some months later, toward the end of the shoot. When it came to the famous rocky soundtrack ‘Gonna Fly’, an estimated 800 school children were used as extras in the scene in which Rocky runs through Philadelphia.Rocky II finished in the top three highest-grossing films of 1979, in both the North American market and worldwide.The film grossed $6,390,537 during its opening weekend, $85,182,160 at the U.S. box office and $200,182,160 overall.